I will carry your lineup tonight. Don’t worry about it.
It was not a particular pretty night once again, but each of the lineups that I played last night finished in the money even if two of them tied with about 12 of you for both 23rd and 24th place. I will chalk that up as a win as we did earn a profit. In a few other upper-dollar 50/50s, I finished higher in the standings with a solid 32.4 FanDuel points anchored by a shutout by Viktor Fasth. The shutout put the lineup into the money. It is certainly better to be lucky than good.
If you have been following my lineups, we have now cashed in every lineup since last Friday for a total of ten total wins in a row, so I hope to keep it up. This lineup at FanDuel
locks at 12pm East / 9am West. This lineup is for all games today, but it just locks early.
What is Daily Gaming?
In case you had not noticed, “daily gaming” has made giant strides in the fantasy sports world over the past two years. Daily games in fantasy hockey allow you the opportunity to pick a new team of your favorite players each night. Depending on the type of game you play, you could earn thousands of dollars in any given contest. The best part about this is that, in the majority of U.S. states, it is all legal so you do not have to go around talking about how you risked “jelly beans”.
Once you have registered
for an account at FanDuel and have deposited $10 using PayPal (and I know that you have spent $10 on worse habits such as buying a case, yes, a case of Schlitz), all you need to do is choose a $1, $2 or $535 matchup in the draft lobby, pick your roster while staying under the $55,000 salary cap, and then sit back and enjoy watching your stats compile all night! I promise that it is a great and fun way to enjoy the NHL action on any given night and a simple way to win some quick cash if you know what you are doing (or if you follow my advice).
My 3/9/2013 NHL Lineup (EARLY Lock)
Now that we have covered the basics, below is the lineup that I will use tonight in a $109 game and a handful of 50/50 games to ensure some payout, which has been my strategy over the past two and a half weeks. More often than not, I have finished inside the top 25 in these 50/50 games and while the payout is small, it somewhat hedges your cash in your head-to-head matchup if you happen to face a shark in any given day. Just to be clear, I play in 50 player 50/50 games as it is much easier, in my opinion, to finish in the top 25 than it is to finish in the top 50% of a smaller 50/50 game. That said, I do roll out the cash for the larger payout 50/50s if I feel great about my squad.
On with the lineup:
LW: Max Pacioretty ($8,500)
LW: Dustin Penner ($4,500)
RW: Brendan Gallagher ($5,100)
RW: James Neal ($8,500)
C: Sidney Crosby ($9,900)
C: Nicklas Backstrom ($6,500)
D: Dougie Hamilton ($4,500)
D: Roman Josi ($4,100)
G: Jake Allen ($3,300)
Salary remaining: $100.
Anchoring my lineup is the St. Louis Blues’ netminder. The Fredricton, New Brunswick native, who called up from AHL Peoria prior to the March 8 game against the Phoenix Coyotes. In winning the game to take his record to 4-1 on the season, Allen will start today’s game of the back-to-back weekend games for the Blues. At $3,300, I have plenty of extra cash to spend on my skaters. I’m going to continue to roll out two forwards on the Montreal first line as the Gallagher to Pacioretty combo has been deadly. Two nights ago I stated that I would continue to roll out Jakub Voracek until I thought that his price would exceed his value. I think that at $7,700 this morning agains the Bruins is too much. The Bruins do not give up many goals and I think their stout D shuts down the Flyers. I have studied the matchups for the better part of the evening and morning and I am having a tough time getting a read on who will win. I can tell you that I wanted to start Sid Crosby and James Neal against a pourous defense. UPDATE
: I am actually going to hedge my bets with this early lineup and swap out Backstrom and Neal for Dupuis and Stamkos in another lineup. So, I’ll be playing two different early lineups. It’s your choice as to which one you roll. UPDATE
As I set this lineup well before the games are played in any given night, please make sure you check my Twitter timeline close to the first puck drop
to see if I have made any swaps. As always, the one item that I have not yet nailed down as of this posting is which netminder I want in my lineup.
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No matter how well you are doing in this shortened 2012-2013 fantasy hockey season thus far, it is never too late to head over to FanDuel
, draft a new team for tonight’s NHL action and enjoy watching the games!
A 23-year fantasy sports veteran and a California and New York licensed corporate attorney by day, I am the managing editor/senior writer/general counsel of FantasyTrade411.com. I am also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Please feel free to contact me at any time on twitter @TheTonyM with your fantasy sports questions. Be sure to listen to my podcast “Sports Counseling with the Doc and Slim” with my radio partner, Michael Clifford (aka @SlimCliffy) on the Fantasy Trade 411 Radio Network.